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Old 11-01-2013, 05:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey this is my first ever post !

I'm looking for a soft and comfort orientated shock absorber for my Suzuki sierra with 2" height increased leaf springs.
I want to be able to occasionally do some moderate 4x4 so the shocks would have to be a 4x4 style.

I do not want a firm shock at all whether it improves 4x4 or not because these current ones make me feel every bump and has started to hurt my back ( I'm only 19!!!!)

What have you found to be the most comfortable 4x4 shock on YOUR own sierra ?

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Old 11-02-2013, 04:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have the Old Man Emu shocks, paired with their springs. I've run the same springs with Monroe (blew out three of them) and have an identical Samurai, same springs, that I bought with Gabriels on it. No comparison! The OME shocks are far better than the others I've had (including the stock KYBs). The Gabriels transfer even the smallest bump, from the smallest rock, right through the springs to my butt. Unfortunatly, they're not cheap. I don't let my wife (the OMEs are on MY Sammi) drive mine, 'cause then I'll have to buy some for her. The neighbor has a Wrangler, with Rancho shocks on it and was commenting on how well my Samurai rode over our dirt and rock driveways. He said it was like a Cadillac, compared to his Jeep. I can't say about any other brands, but I'll be putting the OMEs on the wife's Samurai soon.
I like the OME setup so much, I put their springs and shocks on my Toyota FJ40. The ride is great! They have done their homework on stock springs and shocks, for both the Samurai and the old Toyotas. I did have to pull one leaf from the Toyota rears, as I have a soft top on it, instead of the metal hard top and full steel doors.
It may sound like it, but no, I am not a salesman for Old Man Emu.

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Thanks for replying to me


Ok well I will look into old man emu shocks and compare them To a couple I'm looking at ( tough dog shocks ).

About how much did they cost for 4 ome shocks ?

And just to confirm: your OME shocks provide a soft and comfortable ride in your suzuki ?

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Thanks for replying to me


Ok well I will look into old man emu shocks and compare them To a couple I'm looking at ( tough dog shocks ).

About how much did they cost for 4 ome shocks ?

And just to confirm: your OME shocks provide a soft and comfortable ride in your suzuki ?

Cheers !
A set of four cost me about $250.
Yes, the ride was far better than the others I have tried. I think the combination of shocks/springs is about as good as you can get for the Samurai, without going with the YJ spring conversion, or, some other modification.
I also drop my tire pressure down to 18psi. I run BFG Mud Terrains, 215/75/15, which are a pretty stiff tire, with a 3 ply sidewall. These Samurai are pretty light and you don't need the tires pumped up to the 30+ psi that the tire shops will put in them for you.
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Ok wow very cheap!
I checked online OME aus and they don't show an option for Suzuki sierras/samurai . They said check my local ARB store but I doub they will be that cheap but ill let you know. Ok I might go down to 24-26 psi from 28
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Try Procomp 5000's . Less expensive than OME's , By a long shot.
Hydraulic shocks are much softer than gas.
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